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James Turnbull was born 19 March 1798 in Stichill, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to Robert Turnbull (1760-1837) and Agnes Fairbairn (1754-1840) and died 21 June 1858 Brook House East Grinstead, Surrey, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Margaret Weddell (1803-1878) 1 December 1829 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Rev. James Turnbull (son of Robert Turnbull and Agnes Fairbairn) was born at Stitchell, Roxburghshire 15th April 1798. Come of a very old Scotch family tracing his descent back to about 1300. (When the name Turn-bull was first bestowed upon a French gentleman by King Robert Bruce of Scotland as a reward for a brave deed done by him) He was also a 1st cousin of Sir. A. Fairbairn of Scotland. He attended Glasgow College and the University at which latter place he obtained his M.A. degree.

He was ordained 1st May 1827

Rev. James Turnbull married Margaret Weddell, 2nd daughter of James Weddell a High Constable of Edinburgh, 1/12/1829. About 1845 he removed south to Sydenham, then to Brook House, East Grinstead where he died 21st June 1858, having sustained a severe rupture by falling, while hill climbing in Cumberland. He was buried at Crawley Downs, Sussex. The stone for his vault being fetched from Scotland. Several bequests were left by him to churches in Scotland where he had a wide circle of friends.

Attended board school Black & Callendar 21, Forth Street

Presented with Silver Snuff Box Dec. 1827 by Relief Church, Brighton St., Edinburgh

Presented with Gold Watch 10th November 1835 by Relief Church, Arthur St., Edinburgh

HISTORY OF THE CONGREGATIONS OF THE UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
REV. ROBERT SMALL, D.D., EDINBURGH
IN TWO VOLUMES
VOLUME I
EDINBURGH
DAVID M. SMALL, 3 HOWARD STREET
1904
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Children



Offspring of James Turnbull and Margaret Weddell (1803-1878)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Janet Weddell Turnbull (1830-1832) 16 February 1830 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom 18 October 1832 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Robert Turnbull (1832-1877) 29 August 1832 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom 28 September 1877 Old Calabar, Nigeria
Agnes Fairbairn Turnbull (1834-1888) 6 April 1834 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom 3 November 1889 Footscray, Victoria, Australia John Joseph White (1835-1917)
James Weddell Turnbull (1838-1862) 6 February 1836 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland 13 July 1862 Horley, Sussex, England
Margaret Weddell Turnbull (1838-1873) 22 August 1838 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom 24 April 1873 Surrey, England, United Kingdom Thomas Martin (1838-)
Edward Weddell Turnbull (1847-1897) 19 March 1847 Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom 14 September 1897 Basildon, Essex, England, United Kingdom Katherine Jesse Cooper (1854-1937)










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Footnotes (including sources)

₪ Wedding
  • the OPR for St. Cuthbert's lists the marriage as follows:
The Reverend James Turnbull, Minister of the Relief Congregation, Brighton Street, Residing in No. 13 Roxburgh Street, in this parish, and Miss Margaret Weddell, Residing in No. 10 South Hanover Street in the Parish of St. George's in Edinburgh, Daughter of Mr. James Weddell, Confectioner and Grocer in Edinburgh have been three times proclaimed in order to Marriage in the Parish Church of St. Cuthbert's and no objections have been offered. Married on the First Day of December thereafter by the Rev. William Limont Minister of the Relief Congregation, South College Street
§ Remains



Fiona Turnbull

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